Thursday, September 30, 2010

Red Lips!

One of the latest makeup trends seen on the streets is RED LIPS. This look is a Fall must! However, i know most people are afraid of red lipstick. Everyone I know is always saying you are so lucky being able to wear red lipstick. I usually tell them you can pull it off as well, you just have to find the PERFECT shade.

If you have Fair Skin.
Coral-y reds look BEAUTIFUL on you. They add just a shot of color.   
Here are three colors that you could try. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & ice. YSL Rouge Volupte in No. 16, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Are You Red-dy, Lorac Lipstick in It Girl.


 
If you have Medium Skin.
Anything from true red to pink cranberry shades will work. Your golden undertones will play up the extra color.
Rouge Dior Lipstick in Red Premiere, CoverGirl TruShine Lipcolor in Valentine Shine, Channel Rouge Allure in Audace.


 
If you have Dark Skin.
You should stick with deep, rich colors. Super bright ones can seem too harsh. L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Red Rhapsody. Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Smoky Rouge, Urban Decay Lipstick in Sellout, Yves Saint Laurent Pure Lipstick in Opium Red.


 Don't know what kind of skintone you have???
You can find a rich, classic, true red. This works on most skintones. Make sure you just keep the rest of your look to a minimal. You could try Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Underage Red or Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick. Red lips look best on an almost bare face.
xoxo Christina



Review and Look to come next!

Christina and I went to MAC today to check out the new Villains collection... I think we both were a bit disapointed in it.  Guess it looked a little different in pictures than in real life. They all were colors that we already have just in Disney packaging. (The nail polishes were pretty tho) .  To us the coolest thing to purchase ( which we did ) were the two 2-toned eye shadows. Chris got the purple and I got the green and blue. I also bought the purple lipstick in their new longwear collection. I personally LOVE this purple lipstick, PLUS it's the "in" fall color. lol 
So.. either tonight or tomorrow I will do a look using them and also a review on what I think about them!  =)  Hope everyone is having a great day!
Love,
Michelle

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Best and Worst Makeup during fashion week!

 Stumbled across this and thought I would share with you guys!
 Click on "null" below.

Applying False Lashes!

If you have never done it before, it may come as quite the challenging task! No need to freak out.. it does take practice, but hopefully this might help you out!  =) 


Before I even put them on, I put on my eyeliner and powder, eye shadow, etc. I don't know what kind of eyeliner you wear, but it's possible that it will not work well with the lashes. I used to use a pencil that was greasy and the lashes didn't stick very well.   I find that if I use a pencil liner on top, the eyelashes don't stay on as well.
1. The first thing I do is remove the lash from the package and pull off any glue that is left on it from the package. To remove glue, always hold the lashes as close to the strip part as possible so you don't accidentally pull the lashes out, and then gently pull the glue away.
2. They are always too wide for my eyes (from inside corner of eyelid by nose to outside corner of eyelid by temple) so I have to cut 3/8 to 1/2 inch off. Sometimes I cut a little off each end, sometimes the whole amount from one end. When you cut, make sure that there is not even a tiny piece of plastic strip left without a lash on it. In other words, hold the scissors perpendicular to the edge of the strip and be sure to cut right alongside a lash. If there is any sticking out at the end, it will jab into your eyelid and be uncomfortable the whole day. Believe me when I say it!!!
3. Next I bend them (curve) them so that they are more of an arc than a straight line, and then I put one along the rim of my eye to check the width and curve. Sometimes I switch lashes, using the one on the right eye that is supposed to be for the left eye. Sometimes that makes them fit better; it just depends on the lashes.
4. When you have a lash that you think fits the eye pretty good, apply glue along the strip. Don't put too much glue on, i.e., you don't want gobs of glue, and if you get too much glue on it, you can smooth the glue along just the edge with your fingernail to spread it evenly. When I get ready to put the lash in place, I hold the lash a little bit vertical (with the tips of the lashes pointing up rather than straight out) while I place the flat strip part against my eyelid as close to the edge of my lid as possible. I usually try to get the end closest to my nose in the proper place first, and then I lay the rest of the strip into place. Practice makes perfect, so the more you do it, the better you get. If you get it in the wrong place, take it off, wipe the glue off the strip and off your lid and start again.
5. While the glue is drying, keep pressing the lash in place so that it gets a good bond - especially press periodically at the ends until they are dry. To press them in place, you don't need to push on the strip part, but just push on the tips. That will push the strip against your skin for a good fit. Just keeping doing that until it dries. Press on the tips at one end, then the middle, then the other, etc. It only takes about 2 minutes for it to dry completely.
6. New lashes (wearing for the first time) should be curled with an eyelash curler after you put them on. Make sure the eyelash curler is clean (you can clean it with baby oil on a tissue or cloth) so that it doesn't stick to the lashes. When you curl them, get as close to the base of the lash as possible. If you don't have any lashes at all, curling the false ones may dislodge them so you may have to reapply them but go ahead and finish curling them even if you can tell that you'll have to apply them again because the next time you put them on, you probably won't have to curl them, or if you do, you can just curl lightly to refresh the curl.
The lashes fit better the second time you put them on because you've already worn them once and they have curved to your eye shape. The first time you put them on, you may want take them off after a couple of hours and reapply to get that "second time" look--especially if you are planning to go out somewhere. 

There are all different kinds of lashes out there.. have fun with them and remember that practice makes perfect!  
~Michelle~

How to get Kim kardashian Bronzy smoky eyes!!

Bronze colors and Nude lips.

Here's how to get Kardashian's bronzy, smoky eye look:
1. Start out with a bit of foundation on the eyelids and set with loose powder. This will give your lids the perfect base to apply shadows and blend them flawlessly.
2. Take a medium to dark shimmery shade of either copper, bronze or slate and apply all over the lids up to the crease. Try MAC PRO Reflects in Antique Gold.
3. Using a clean soft brush, blend that out towards the temples. I like to blend up as well for a great smokey cat eye. Line all along the upper lash line with a black pencil and go thicker with the line towards the outter corners.
4. Using a small brush or Q-Tip, blend the top line a bit so that the liner blends into the shadow on the lid.
5. Curl lashes and apply a couple of coats of mascara. Try Lancome's Hypnose Drama mascara for great volume and length.
6. Clean off the under eye area with a makeup wipe. Apply concealer underneath the eyes. Try Smashbox High Definition Liquid Concealer.
7. Set concealer with a loose powder. Use the black pencil along the inner rim of the eyes and feel free to go outside of the inner rim and along the lower lashes just a bit.
8. Using the copper shadow on a smaller brush, smoke the lower lash line right below the black line. Blend with a clean brush so there are no harsh lines.
9. Finish the eyes with black mascara on the lower lashes as well.

From the one and only Mario Dedivanovic.. 


Kim's makeup artist :) i found this from mario, so i am not taking credit lol

MAC Venomous Villains collection!

Im super excited about this collection! The colors look GORGEOUS!! Now hopefully when i go MAC tomorrow to check it out i will purchase something. Cross your fingers that i will not be disappointed! lol



Lipglass [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Devilishly Stylish 
Deep fuchsia with pink pearl
Wicked Ways 
Light nude with gold pearl

Cruella De Vil

Powder Blush [Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN]
Darkly My Dear 
Dirty Brown Plum (Matte)
Beauty Powder [Suggested Retail Price $25.00 U.S./$30.00 CDN]
Her Own Devices 
Cool nude 
Penultimate Eye Liner [Suggested Retail Price $16.50 U.S./$20.00 CDN]
Rapidblack 
True black

Lipstick [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Heartless 
Cherry red (Amplified)
Innocence, Beware! 
Light yellow pink (Cremesheen)
Eye Shadow [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Sweet Joy 
Frosted creamy pale gold (Frost)
Carbon 
Intense black (Matte)
De-Vil 
Rich copper (Veluxe pearl)


Lipgel√©e [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Resort Life 
Off white with pink pearl 
Greasepaint Stick [Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S./$21.00 CDN]
Slick Black 
True carbon black 
French Quarter 
Dirty black green with multi-colour pearlZoom Fast Black Lash [Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN]
Deepest black

Dr. Facilier
Pigment [Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN]
Melon 
Soft bright golden peach (Frost) 
Brash & Bold 
Bright magenta (Frost)
M∙A∙C Magically Cool Liquid Powder [Suggested Retail Price $29.50 U.S./$35.50 CDN]
Truth & Light 
Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink 
Cajun 
Sheer bronze shimmer that reflects gold

Lipstick [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Dark Deed 
Burgundy plum (Amplified)
Violetta 
Bright clean violet purple (Amplified) 
Lipglass [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Revenge Is Sweet 
Light yellow purple 
Wrong Spell 
Deep plum with pink purple
 Maleficent
Nail Lacquer [Suggested Retail Price $13.00 U.S./$15.50 CDN]
Bad Fairy 
Red with red multi-changing pearl 
Formidable! 
Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl 
Mean & Green 
Purple with teal multi-changing pearl


Mineralize Eye Shadow (DUO) [Suggested Retail Price $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN]
My Dark Magic 
Deep pink with pink pearl/ Deep plum with purple pearl 
She Who Dares 
Deep navy with blue pearl/ Deep forest green with lime green pearl 
Beauty Powder [Suggested Retail Price $25.00 U.S./$30.00 CDN]
Briar Rose 
Soft violet pink with pearl
Eye Shadow [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Vile Violet 
Deep dirty blue purple (Matte)
Vainglorious 
Bronze burgundy (Frost) 
Her Alter Image 
Light violet (Veluxe pearl)

Evil Queen
Lipstick [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Sinister 
Soft brown plum (Lustre)
Toxic Tale 
Bright coral (Satin) 
Lipglass [Suggested Retail Price $15.50 U.S./$18.50 CDN]
Hot House 
Deep raspberry with pink pearl
Strange Potion 
Soft coral pink

Beauty Powder [Suggested Retail Price $25.00 U.S./$30.00 CDN]
Oh So Fair 
Clean pink with gold pearl 
Powder Blush [Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN]
Bite of an Apple 
Soft coral pink (Matte) 
Penultimate Brow Marker [Suggested Retail Price $16.50 U.S./$20.00 CDN]




Don't throw me away!

I hate when i drop my eyeshadow on the floor and then it breaks!! I would slowly open my palette, hoping none of it will spill. It makes me mad, because you spend all this money on them and BAM it cracks :(  


              You can repair them to be good as new. I promise it only takes a minute.!



1.Take a tissue and lay it on the surface, because this can get MESSY. Put the eyeshadow on top of the tissue and pick up your tool of choice. I like to use a pencil. Your going to use this to crush up the eyeshadow. Do this until the eyeshadow ALMOST looks ground up.

2. After you have crushed up the eyeshadow, take rubbing alcohol and drop a few drops in the crush shadow. Next, take a quarter and put it into a tissue then place it on top of shadow. Press an even amount of pressure.

3.The last step is to let it sit there and dry. The pigmentation will be the same and your eyeshadow will be good as new!!!
xoxo christina!
  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cooler weather = chapped lips!

Nothing is worse than looking at someone and their lips are chapped!!!! I know Christina and I have this problem, and it is hard to always have nice smooth silky lips. I put together some different approaches that might help you out! 


This 1st one is something I learned on YT...
  - 1st make sure you lips are free from any gloss/lipstick.. 
  - Get a clean, new toothbrush some Vaseline and sugar..
  - Put a good amount of Vaseline on toothbrush and dip into sugar. 
  - Do back and forth motions for about 3 minutes (depending on just how chapped they are ) 
  - Rinse off with some water (I use warm water)  
  - Then immediately apply a lip balm. I really like EOS.  
2nd Tip... 
  -If your lips are chapped, take a green or black tea bag and wet it with some warm water. Let the wet teabag sit on your lips for about five minutes.
  - Apply a lip balm after ( Burt's Bees is also good or EVOO) 

3rd Tip..
  -Sometimes, the cause of your lips being chapped in the corners or scaling on the lip is when you are lacking Vitamin B, Iron, or essential fatty acids.  You should take a couple multivitamin/mineral supplement pills. 

I also LOVE this lip oil! 
I also discovered that after I used the L'Oreal Beyonce, it left my lips very dry! After I did some research I learned that using lip sticks that are a "two step" process can and will leave your lips very dry. That's not to say that I would never wear it again, b/c I will..I love the color, but you just need to be aware that it will dry them up.

 4th Tip
- Always apply a lip oil/balm at least 10 minutes before apply lip stick. This gives your lips enough time to soak up the moisture. Make sure you wipe the excess off before applying your lipstick. Try to use creamy lipsticks rather than matte. Matte has a drying effect! (ex: L'oreal Beyonce) 

Hope this helps!!!!!! 
 ~Fab~

Monday, September 27, 2010

How to Contour, Highlight and Apply blush.

A Makeup Tip. :)





Using these tips gives your face a more 3D effect.

Contour
1. I like to contour my face before the highlight, so i will start with that. Use an angled contour brush and dab it into a contour shade( a dark shade). Tap brush for excess powder.
2. Apply contour right under your cheek bones. Make a fish face to find your cheek bones. See where your cheeks are sucked in the most? Thats where you apply it.
3. Now contour your temples. I also like to contour my forehead because it frames your face.
4. Now apply to the side of your nose. You can blend it into your cheeks
Nars highlight Albatross( LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!)
Now for the Highlight
5. Apply the highlight wherever light reflects on your face. The bridge of your nose, above your cheek bones, center of forehead, and the front of your chin.
 Nars Blush in Orgasm( One of my favorite)
Blush Time
6. Use a stippled brush or a duo fibre brush giving your face an air brushed look. Dab brush in powder and tap off brush for excess powder.
7. LAST, smile for me :) I know it sounds dumb, but i think it will help locate the apples of your cheeks. Apply blush right on apples of your cheeks and bring it towards your ears. MAKE SURE IT IS BLENDED!!!  In Fact make sure your foundation IS BLENDED!! lol You don't want that horrible ugly line.
All done and now you are BEAUTIFUL!! hurray!! xoxo christina!


FINALLY.. FALL is HERE!

Curious what the "in" color is for this Fall 2010???  Me too.. lol
Check this out.. Purple!
I have the 'HiP' L'Oreal in the purple and silver and I have brown eyes..  every time I wear it, I ALWAYS get at least 2 compliments! So I guess we know what we're all rockin this fall! lol  =)           

Feling kinda greenish?

Just a little green, yellow and black look I did today for kicks. 



Products Used on the EYES!
  - NYX trio in TS44 Serengentl
 - Maybelline in Antique Jade
 - NYX liquid liner in black
 -NYX black pencil 
 -NYX in Sparkle Cedar ( on brow bone and tear duct )
  - 88 palette using plain matte black